THE MOM BEHIND THE BLOG
My name is Tracie. I have been blessed with an amazing husband, Tim, and 3 amazing children ranging in ages 4 – 8. Before I was a stay at home mom, I was a Pension Plan Administrator. However, the moment I held our first baby girl in my arms, I knew my new calling was to stay at home and be a full-time mommy. It was more than 8 years ago, when I quit my job and took on the position of CEO – of our family. I’ve never looked back. In November 2007, my husband and I decided to get completely out of debt. Part of that was to re-evaluate how we were spending our money and to work up a pretty strict and tight budget. As a result, I needed to do what I could to stretch our dollars. So, I started slowly with a few coupons and saving a few dollars a month. I heard of these people who were spending very little on groceries. That made me want to really dig in and work hard to learn how to do this for our family. In October 2008, I dove head first into learning how to really make the most out of our money. Since then, I have learned how to get stuff for FREE from various stores. I kept track of what I saved (and actually missed some items in my list) and during 2009 we saved more than $5,000 by using coupons and working deals — just like those I share on this blog. At that time, the resources I could find were rather limited. I thought that perhaps, I might be able to help other families not only in the KC metro area, but also around the country make the most of their budgets. In January 2009, I started blogging so I could share what I had learned. Since that first post, I have shared not only deals and coupons, but tips on how to get out debt, money saving tips and how to make the most with what you have!
WHY SHOULD YOU FOLLOW PENNY PINCHIN’ MOM?
To be honest, there are thousands of couponing blogs on the Internet. They all share printable coupons and deals at your local store or on line. However, anyone can do that. Penny Pinchin’ Mom is different as we go beyond the coupon.
Sure, you will find coupons, deals and rebates like other sites. However, what I do is actually teach you about money. You will find tips to help you eliminate your debt and increase your savings. You can learn how to create and use a budget. I also share money saving ideas, tips and strategies. Anyone can clip a coupon, but it takes an expert to help you learn how to make the most out of your family’s budget.
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